Being as pale as I am naturally, I love applying a good fake tan! I’ve tried quite a few over the years, some good and some not so good. I’ve always steered clear of the cheaper tans, worried that they will turn me into a streaky, orange mess, but I decided to eventually give this one a go!
I picked the Solait Express Dark Tan Mousse up in Superdrug for only £4.99, which compared to the tans I usually buy is such a bargain! This is a 60 minute tan, although I would suggest leaving it on for up to 2 hours if you want a dark tan.
I was really apprehensive about using this, as I mentioned earlier I was worried that a cheap tan would leave me streaky and orange. When I applied this with a mitt I was really worried. The tan seemed to go on quite streaky, and wasn’t drying down well at all. Every time I rubbed the tan in, it seemed to move around rather than blend into the skin. I decided to carry on applying anyway and tanned my whole body as I usually would. The colour of it was a lovely golden brown though, so I was pleased to know I wouldn’t be orange for the foreseeable future.
With most tans I would leave it to dry for about 5 minutes before getting dressed, but this one seemed to take ages to dry, and it definitely transferred onto my clothes.
As I mentioned earlier it is a 60 minute tan, but I always like to leave my tans on longer than suggested, as I like them to be darker, so I left my tan on for 2 hours and went about my daily routine.
After two hours I washed off the tan in the shower and I was left with a thankfully streak free, even, golden tan. I was genuinely really shocked that a £4.99 fake tan gave me similar results to a £20+ tan. The only downside was a really strong tan scent, stronger than you would get with the more expensive tans, but thats something I can ignore easily enough. I’m currently 4 days into wearing the tan as I write this and my skin is still looking golden and I’ve not had any patchiness appear. I’ll definitely be purchasing this again!